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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Carman, Caleb. 'Caleb Carman (William H. Herndon Interview)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: interview]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon607a.html


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501. Caleb Carman (William H. Herndon Interview).

[March 1887 [1]]

Caleb Carman — am 84 years — first new Lincoln in Sangamon Town in Sangamon Co in 1831. I used to go down to the river and play cards with Lincoln — he and Jno Johnston & Jno Hanks built a boat at Sangamon Town — lived in [shanty?] about 90 feet from the River — Sawed his [lumber?] at Broadwells mill in Sangamon Town — Mill up on the town — I next knew Lincoln in New Salem: he boarded with me in N Salem — He was engaged to Ann Rutledge — Lincoln was PM and kept it at my house — was Elected PM & kept it for him while in the legislature — Played cards — went to horse races — thru mauls — pitch quoits — wedges — & — All in 1831

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 3366

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Carman, Caleb. 'Caleb Carman (William H. Herndon Interview)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: interview]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon607a.html
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